Christine Achieno is a Ugandan, born in Busia District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and in her final year for her Masters Degree in Public Administration and Management. Christine has worked at FOCREV Ministries, Sihubira Farmers’ Organization and Youth AID Uganda, participated in various research projects from different organizations such as World Vision, Samaritan Purse, UNICEF, Promise Consults International, among others.
She is passionate about working to promote the rights of the marginalized people especially women and children. Her values are Honesty, Integrity and stewardship.
Muramuzi Patience (Mrs) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Makerere University and a certificate in project planning and management from Uganda Management Institute. As NAWAD’s Executive Director and Founder, Patience has a 15 years’ working experience implementing, monitoring and managing environmental sustainability, women’s rights programming, organizational development, mobilization and support to grassroots women organizing. Since 2010, Patience led the design and management of a number of projects focused on empowering women as well as consolidating their position in sustainable environmental management. Patience is one of a group of women who initiated the formation of the eco-feminist movement in Africa and has been at the forefront of carrying out a campaign for the establishment of the movement in Nwoya and Amuru in Northern Uganda.
She is a member of Several Alliances and network organizations that promote women’s rights and environmental governance and among these include: WoMin which is an African gender and extractives alliance, Uganda Coalition for sustainable Development as a Board Member, Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET), and National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU). As a Project Manager, Gender person and core mobilizer at Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI), she developed and implemented programs that promoted water hygiene and sanitation among the slum areas of Kampala while ensuring that gender was mainstreamed in all the organization programs. At Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), which is one of the pioneer organizations to engage in the Oil and gas Sector of Uganda, Patience as a Program officer, initiated the promotion of access to rights and EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives) in the Oil sector of Uganda. She coordinated and participated in organizing dialogue meetings on EITI both local and cross country including Congo and South Africa. She was among the people who initiated the formation of the Publish What You Pay Coalition of Uganda, which is currently doing a great work in promoting transparency and accountability in the ecxtractives sector.
An IT personnel that holds a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Makerere University. She attained a certificate of Corporate ICT internship training in Dynamic website design and Management, computer graphics,Database Management System, corporate networking and report writing.
Before joining NAWAD,she has been a small projects coordinator at Precision Africa Ltd, a part time teacher at Mothercare Preparatory School, Bunamwaya, Farm manager at Countryside Farms based in Nakawuka and Zirobwe and a Manager/ Cashier at Countryside Pub.
Mr. Benard Jacan – Heads the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning department at NAWAD. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and a bachelor's degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University. He has attained extensive experience in the field of Project Planning and Management with a bias in Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation. He oversees overall measuring program results, field monitoring, evaluations/research, data collection, data analysis and management, and supporting organization’s proposal developments. He is an excellent team player with honed communication and analytical thinking skills and a strong ability to identify and articulate programs strengths and weaknesses.